Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas Mistery

Merry Christmas!

On the Nativity of Christ

Today the Virgin gives birth to him who is above all being,

and the earth offers a cave to him whom no one can approach.

Angels with shepherds give glory, and magi journey with a star,

for to us there has been born a little Child, God before the ages.

(Kontakion, by Romanos the Melodist - 752)

Friday, December 19, 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Kids killed in Pakistan

God is Good. 
God is Merciful. 
God doesn't reward murderers.
What does really move assassins that take the lives of God's creatures?

Let's pray for the mothers and fathers of the students killed in Pakistan.

Monday, September 22, 2014

You are my HoneyBunch Sugarplum

You're my Honeybunch, Sugarplum

You're my Sweetie Pie
You're my Cuppycake, Gumdrop
Snoogums-Boogums, You're
the Apple of my Eye

And I love you so and I want you to know
That I'll always be right here
And I love to sing sweet songs to you
Because you are so dear

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Downton Abbey clip

Just a few more days and Downton Abbey will begin its season 5 in Great Britain. Americans shall have to wait until january 2015 to see the Dowager Countess in action. The clip below shows this gorgeous criation of Julian Fellowes and Maggie Smith giving some advice on relationship to her cousin Isobel.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Dr Sheik Umar Khan (1975-2014)

Dr. Sheik Umar Khan contracted the virus ebola and died tuesday afternoon
The virologist treated more than 100 pacients at the hospital in Kenema, in Sierra Leone. He was the only specialist in viral haemorrhagic fevers the country had. Despite wearing protective gear, dr. Sheik Umar Khan was infected, dying less than a week after his diagnosis was anounced. Three nurses at the facility also died. They gave their lives to save others. Their sacrifice is moving and feed our faith in humanity, specially when there are so many people in the world who chooses to dedicate themselves to killing and destruction.

The Guardian published an interview with an MSF psychologist who reveals the trauma of dealing with the ebola outbreak for medics, cleaners and the families of the dead. Ane Bjøru Fjeldsæter also mentions the joy they feel when someone is cured.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

An Alzheimers Request

It seems easier to take care of children than help older people or even loved ones who have Alzheimer's Disease. Those are useful words to remind us to be patient with those in great need.

Do not ask me to remember
Don't try to make me understand
Let me rest and know you're with me
Kiss my cheek and hold my hand

I'm confused beyond your concept
I am sad and sick and lost
All I know is that I need you
To be with me at all costs
Please do not lose your patience with me
Do not scold me or curse or cry
I can't help the way I'm acting
I can't be different though I try
Just remember that I need you
And that the best of me is gone
Please don't fail to stand beside me
And love me 'til my life is done

Possibly, the wise author of this poem is Owen Darnell, who cared for his wife Esther while her memory was being erased by Alzheimer's Disease. After having a health problem, Darnell had to put Esther in a nursing home, where he visited her daily. He wrote a booklet called "A Room Without Doors" to help caregivers. 

The Land of Might-Have-Been - Novello/Marsh

The Land of might-have-been, such a beautiful music, sung by Jeremy Northam, disappeared from Deezer! But we still can find it at YouTube. &...